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Pacman wants ‘giant network’ to cover fights
By Beth Celis, Philippine Daily Inquirer, 18 Mar 2009
MANILA, Philippines—At the time I had a chit-chat over coffee with Solar Sports VP for marketing Jude Turcuato, there was hardly any indication that the company’s recent manpower cutback would become a major issue, considering that cost-cutting is a sign of the times.
In light of the global finan Read Full Story >>>
Hatton wants to do commercials with Pacman
By Abac Cordero, The Philippine Star, 18 Mar 2009
MANILA, Philippines - Whatever happens in May, whether he scores a knockout or gets knocked out trying, Ricky Hatton said he wants to visit Manny Pacquiao in the Philippines.
The pride of Manchester is open to doing a commercial with t Read Full Story >>>
Manny Pacquiao coach Freddie Roach reminder of Irish American stature in boxing
By Michael Marley, Examiner.com, 18 Mar 2009
You’ve heard of club fighters, right? In the good, old days that used to be a compliment for a fighter.
It denoted a complete, disciplined boxer who has truly learned his trade. He might not have the God-given tal Read Full Story >>>
Pro boxers to invade Olympics?
By Joaquin Henson, The Philippine Star, 18 Mar 2009
MANILA, Philippines - There’s a plan in the works for professional boxers to fight in the Olympics as early as the London Summer Games in 2012 and if implemented, it will open the doors for the likes of world champions Manny Pacquiao, Nonito Donaire and Donnie Nietes to represent the Philippines in Read Full Story >>>
Cutting through the hype
By Mark Doyle, Setanta Sports, 18 Mar 2009
Can I just shock you? I like Amir Khan. He is young, exceptionally fast and vulnerable, which makes him an interesting fighter as far as I’m concerned.
However, I would freely admit that I am, like many around the world, a huge fan of Marco Antonio Barrera. For me, he represents everything that i Read Full Story >>>
HEAVYWEIGHT MANUEL "EL TORO" QUEZADA TAKING ON ALL COMERS
PhilBoxing.com, 18 Mar 2009
WBC CABOFE heavyweight champion, Manuel "El Toro" Quezada (26-4, 16 KO's) is looking to fight any world-ranked heavyweight contender walking this planet. Quezada is prepared to travel overseas to all four corners of the earth to make a statement.
When asked about fighting in foreign territory, Read Full Story >>>
USA Boxing: London, Golden Boy Promotions & Beyond
By Brent Matteo Alderson, BoxingScene.com, 18 Mar 2009
BoxingScene.com recently spoke with USA Boxing’s media-relations representative, Julie Goldsticker, about the direction of American amateur boxing and its plans for the 2012 games in London.
BoxingScene.com: How many amateur boxers are there in the United States?
USA Boxing: There are around Read Full Story >>>
John-Juarez rematch June 27?
By Michael Rosenthal, The Ring, 17 Mar 2009
A rematch between Chris John and Rocky Juarez has been added to a prospective card that would feature three major title fights on June 27. Also, the card would take place at Staples Center in Los Angeles.
In the other two title fights, Victor Ortiz would face WBA junior welterweight titleholder A Read Full Story >>>
Kennel Gym Boxers Now Equipped With Proper Gear
PhilBoxing.com, 17 Mar 2009
Los Angeles, CA -- It was a long 6 hour drive from San Leandro up north near San Francisco to the San Fernando Valley area of Los Angeles, but it was worth every minute of it.
Yesterday, Arvin Jugarap, the CEO of The Kenne Read Full Story >>>
RISING LIGHTWEIGHT STAR VICENTE ESCOBEDO STEPS IN FOR INJURED JORGE BARRIOS ON APRIL 4TH LIGHTWEIGHT LIGHTNING PAY-PER-VIEW EVENT
PhilBoxing.com, 17 Mar 2009
LOS ANGELES, March 16 - Golden Boy Promotions' prospect and 2004 U.S. Olympian Vicente Escobedo has agreed to step in and face Carlos Hernandez on the April 4th "Lightweight Lightning" pay-per-view event after former World Champion Jorge Barrios was forced to withdraw from the bout due to a right Read Full Story >>>
Economics and Boxing
By Tom Donelson, ringsports.com, 17 Mar 2009
Match them and they will come, to paraphrase a popular saying. The recent Marquez-Diaz fight was an example of what happens when boxing promoters match up good fighters against each other in the right venue. The result being sellout crowds plus a buzz. With two great match ups, boxing fans showed up Read Full Story >>>
Amir Khan: A Lot Like Oscar
By David A. Avila, The Sweet Science, 17 Mar 2009
It seemed strangely familiar as Great Britain’s young phenom Amir Khan in a red hooded robe walked to the prize ring amid boos and cheers to fight Mexico’s great Marco Antonio Barrera.
Khan (20-1, 15 KOs) used his speed, size and youth to batter the boxing master who was also ba Read Full Story >>>
SIZE MIGHT MATTER THIS TIME - HATTON
Sportinglife.com (UK), 17 Mar 2009
Ricky Hatton says he'll be the biggest man Manny Pacquiao has ever faced come May 2.
Pound-for-pound king Pacquiao defied ring logic back in December when he battered one-time middleweight O Read Full Story >>>
Amir Khan helps plot Ricky Hatton's downfall
By Gareth A Davies, Telegraph.co.uk, 17 Mar 2009
Amir Khan will head for sparring with Manny Pacquiao at the Wild Card Gym in Los Angeles and could be involved in the plot to bring down compatriot Ricky Hatton in the Las Vegas super-fight on May 2.
Less than an hour after beating Marco Antonio Barrera, Khan was planning the next phase in his d Read Full Story >>>
Hatton predicts 6th to 10th round KO vs Pacquiao
By Danny Buenafe, ABS-CBN News, 17 Mar 2009
International Boxing Organization (IBO) Junior Welterweight Champion Ricky Hatton is confident he will knockout Manny Pacquiao at least midway into their 12-round title fight in Las Vegas on May 2.
Hatton predicts a knockout between the sixth and 10th rounds. He said he is in top form to beat the Read Full Story >>>
Long overdue for Z
By Jingo Quijano, Sun.Star Cebu, 17 Mar 2009
Z GORRES looked good in his new weight class, but he was clearly several notches above overmatched Mexican opponent Robert Carlos Leyva.
The latter was clearly way in over his head against a fighter of Z’ s caliber, who has swapped leather with the likes of world champions Fernando Montiel and Vi Read Full Story >>>
Cebu sends 18 boxers to Ormoc
By Rommel C. Manlosa, Sun.Star Cebu, 17 Mar 2009
MEMBERS of Team Cebu City (TCC) boxing are hopeful for a succesful stint as they are set to join 25 other teams in the 1st Smart/ Amateur Boxing Association of the Philippines (Abap) Area Boxing Tournament on March 22 to 27 in Ormoc City and Kananga.
TCC Boxing will be sending 18 boxers, one refe Read Full Story >>>
The Great Experiment
By Steve Kim, MaxBoxing.com, 17 Mar 2009
This Saturday night at the Pensacola Civic Center, Roy Jones makes his homecoming against Omar Sheika in the main event of a small, independent pay-per-view show. But unlike years past, it won’t be Derrick Gainer or any other members of the Square Ring stable that will make up the bulk of the underc Read Full Story >>>
Solar still the TV partner of Pacquiao, says COO
GMANews.tv, 17 Mar 2009
MANILA, Philippines – Solar Entertainment Corp. on Monday reiterated that it remains the partner of Manny Pacquiao as far as coverage of his fights go, denying a newspaper report which claimed that boxing’s pound for pound kingpin is severing ties with the company.
In a statement, Solar chief ope Read Full Story >>>
Manny TV rights pact to last 2012
By Abac Cordero, The Philippine Star, 17 Mar 2009
MANILA, Philippines - Manny Pacquiao’s contract with Solar Entertainment regarding TV rights on the boxer’s future fights is “etched in stone,” according to the network’s chief operating officer, Peter Chanliong.
“It’s a black-and-white deal that lasts until 2012,” Chanliong said yesterday after Read Full Story >>>